Downright Dencey - Book I, Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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Book I, Chapters 4-6 Summary

In chapter four, Lydia's fear is realized when she learns that it is Captain Henry White who has died from fever. Martha, Lydia's friend, is inconsolable. Lydia stays with Martha every possible minute, helping in any way she can. Martha and Henry's baby falls ill and dies shortly after the father. Martha, too, falls ill and is nursed by Lydia.

During this time, Dencey develops a plan to beg for Jetsam's forgiveness. Dencey decides to write a letter to Jetsam and to present him with a token of atonement. Dencey will have to sneak to Injun Jill's cottage to give Jetsam the items. Dencey knows it is forbidden but finds it necessary to go.

In chapter five, Dencey speeds along the lanes and toward the Commons, where she hopes to find Jetsam. The beauty of the day...

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